General Assistance

General Assistance is a program that provides assistance for basic needs for eligible applicants who can not provide for themselves and their families. General Assistance provides “a specific amount and type of aid for defined needs during a limited period of time and is not intended to be a continuing “grant-in-aid” or “categorical” welfare program” (4301(5)).

Whoever knowingly and willfully makes any false representation of a material fact to the overseer of any municipality or to the department or its agents for the purpose of causing that or any other person to be granted assistance by the municipality or by the State is ineligible for assistance for a period of 120 days and is guilty of a Class E crime. (4315)

Residents of the town who are having difficulty meeting basic needs such as housing, utilities (electricity and heating fuel), and food may complete a General Assistance Application.

Applications can be mailed to:

Greenville Town Office
PO Box 1109
Greenville, ME 04441


Local Food Pantries

Partnership Food Pantry:
Open to anyone with unmet nutritional needs
1st & 3rd Mondays of each month

New Life Church:
60 Mayhew Manor Rd

Union Church Food Pantry:
Open to anyone in need
2 Moosehead Lake Road

People’s United Methodist Church:
Spaghetti Dinner
407 Pritham Ave.
Wednesday’s at 5pm

Spaghetti dinner served with garlic bread & dessert

Helpful Links

Maine Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Food Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Career Center